Grüne Tanne Inn in Jena

Grüne Tanne  Inn in Jena, Germany

In this inn the first German student fraternity (Burschenschaft) was founded in 1815. This Burschenschaft is therefore also called Urburschenschaft. An interesting detail can you see in the flag on top of the edifice. It shows an upside-down version of the modern German flag.

Roman house in Weimar

'Roman house' (18th century) in Weimar, Germany

The Roman House is a building on the edge of the Ilm park in Weimar. Since 1998 it has been part of the ensemble “Classical Weimar” UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 1791-1798 as a summer house for the then Duke Carl August and is an early Classicist building in Germany.

Quotes on Weimar houses

Quote by Jules Renard at a gable in Weimar

The quotes on the house walls of Weimar are a challenge for attentive walks. They inspire not only to look at gable ends but also to reflect. This quote from Jules Renard made me pensive: “If you know life, please give me its address” (Wenn Sie das Leben kennen, geben Sie mir doch bitte seine Anschrift). What exactly makes us think we know life? [German]